Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will visit key Iranian ally China over the weekend to lobby for intensified UN sanctions against Teheran, the Israeli Embassy in Beijing said Friday.
Livni was due to arrive on Sunday and leave Tuesday after meeting with Premier Wen Jiabao and her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi, the embassy said in a brief statement.
The visit follows sweeping US sanctions against Iran, imposed Thursday after attempts at a third set of United Nations sanctions was repeatedly held up by Chinese and Russian opposition.
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